China says will make 'necessary response' to U.S. official's Taiwan visit

China will make a “necessary response” to a visit by U.S. Undersecretary for Economic Affairs Keith Krach to Chinese-claimed Taiwan, and has lodged a complaint with Washington, the foreign...

Foreign minister warns Taiwan next on China’s agenda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) said Thursday (Sept. 17) that Taiwan stands on the front line of democracy and is likely China's next target after Hong Kong. ...

Taiwan's KMT party chairman shares thoughts on canceled China trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) party Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Monday (Sept. 15) said that reciprocity and dignified exchanges across the Taiwan Strait are the party’s long-...

Taiwan's KMT will decide Monday whether to send delegation to cross-strait forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) on Sunday (Sept. 13) stated that the Kuomintang (KMT) central committee will make its final decision on whether or not it wi...

Taiwan's KMT should be barred from Straits Forum

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – It has been an extremely difficult year for the Kuomintang (KMT). Its populist candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) was heavily defeated in the presidential elections and then...

MAC apprehensive as delegation heads to cross-strait forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Spokesperson Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正) said on Friday (Sept. 11) that the Kuomintang (KMT) needs to explain the purpose and details of its deleg...

KMT selects former Taiwan legislative speaker to head cross-strait forum delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) has decided to send a delegation led by former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) to attend this year’s Straits Fo...

Taiwanese in New York campaign for Taiwan's participation in UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the United Nations prepares to commence its General Assembly next week, 21 Taiwanese organizations in Greater New York have launched a petition calling for Taiwan to be...

Former vice president of Taiwan urges against provoking China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President of Taiwan Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) has cautioned against a provocative approach to cross-strait relations that she fears could backfire. As Taiwan is caug...

Czech president calls senate leader's Taiwan visit 'boyish provocation'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Czech President Milos Zeman on Sunday (Sept. 6) slammed Milos Vystrcil, the country's senate leader, for visiting Taiwan and called his decision a "boyish provoca...

Taiwan's KMT to stick to '1992 Consensus' as it passes party reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) is holding its annual National Congress meeting Sunday (Sept. 6) to pass a plan to reform the party. With regard to cross-strait relations, Party C...

Former Taiwan legislative speaker urged not to attend Straits Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Thursday (Sept. 3) responded to reports that former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) plans to take part in the China&...

China’s capability to invade Taiwan analyzed in US defense report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) on Wednesday (Sept. 2) published the unclassified "2020 China Military Power Report" and warned of Beijing's capability ...

U.S. increases support for Taiwan, says to counter rising China pressure

The United States said on Monday (Aug. 31) it was establishing a new bilateral economic dialogue with Taiwan, an initiative it said was aimed at strengthening ties with Taipei and supporting it in the...

Former investment chief of Taiwan's KMT says China has only 40 nuclear warheads

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an interview with the Liberty Times, former Kuomintang (KMT) investment chief Liu Tai-ying (劉泰英) said that the combined military capabilities of the U.S., Japan, and Ta...